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With a Sword in One Hand & Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North (Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era)

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When the Civil War began, Northern soldiers and civilians alike sought a framework to help make sense of the chaos that confronted them. Many turned first to the classic European military texts from the Napoleonic era, especially Antoine Henri Jomini's Summary of the Art of War. As Carol Reardon shows, Jomini's work was only one voice in what ultimately became a lively and contentious national discourse about how the North should conduct war at a time when warfare itself was rapidly changing. She argues that the absence of a strong intellectual foundation for the conduct of war at its start--or, indeed, any consensus on the need for such a foundation--ultimately contributed to the length and cost of the conflict.

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Carol Reardon is George Winfree Professor of American History at Pennsylvania State University and author of Pickett's Charge in History and Memory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807835609
Author:
Reardon, Carol
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Unites States military strategy
Subject:
Civil War military strategy
Subject:
Civil War military theory
Subject:
Unites States military history
Subject:
Antoine Henri Jomini
Subject:
Civil War generals
Subject:
european military theory
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
EUR
Subject:
opean military theory
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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